Beans And Legumes

Vegan Dal Makhani (Creamy Black Lentil Dal)
Vegan Dal Makhani (Creamy Black Lentil Dal)

A Traditional North Indian Dal Made With Special Black Lentils A simple dal is a staple at virtually every meal in an Indian household. The most common everyday dals are  masoor dal (red lentils), mung dal (small yellow lentils/split and dehusked mung bean), toor dal...

Roasted Cauliflower Hummus
Roasted Cauliflower Hummus

About four years ago, our local market got a new stall. A lovely Persian man selling the most divine Middle-Eastern dips. They became the talk of our then-active book club and the star of many of our monthly brunches. All were vegetarian, gluten and dairy free and...

Mexican Bean And Mushroom Vegan Chili
Mexican Bean And Mushroom Vegan Chili

In recent years, One-Pot cooking has taken the foodie world by storm. It is an ingenious way to cook, with one appliance doing everything from sautéing and searing to pressure cooking and slow cooking. It is highly covetable especially if you want to cook and eat a...

Turmeric Daal
Turmeric Daal

We eat daal once a week, sometimes twice or even thrice (when I am feeling especially lazy). I have cooked at least fifty different kinds of daal on thousands of occasions. But for some inexplainable reason, I don't have a single daal recipe on the blog. None. So this...

Rainbow Veggie Coconut Dal
Rainbow Veggie Coconut Dal

It is a bloody miracle that I haven't shared a dal recipe on the blog for a while now, considering I am cooking dals every week (much to my boys annoyance!). The last time I shared some delicious wholesome dal recipes, I received so many messages asking for more. Who...

Weeknight Red Lentil Veggie Dal
Weeknight Red Lentil Veggie Dal

I am back with my promise to inspire you to eat more veggies this year. This time, I am sharing a much loved, family favourite Weeknight Red Lentil Veggie Dal that I could make in my sleep. When there is no dinner and no inspiration, THIS is what I make. It is a basic...

Super Green Falafel With Turmeric Tahini Sauce
Super Green Falafel With Turmeric Tahini Sauce

I have been baking falafels for a very long time. But every time I have a "real" falafel at a Middle Eastern eatery, you know the authentic fried version, I am overcome with an urge to try it at home. Frying is a fine art, just like baking. There are a lot of...

Bombay Sandwich
Bombay Sandwich

  Growing up in Bombay (now known as Mumbai - a Western coastal city of India), one of the more popular street foods was Bombay Sandwich. Layers of fresh veggies and steamed potatoes slathered with all kinds of tangy, spicy and sweet chutneys and condiments....

Charred Broccoli Mexican Salad
Charred Broccoli Mexican Salad

  It is nice to be able to look at your new year's resolution when half the year has passed you by and realize that you are still sticking with it. At the start of the year, I made a promise to myself - to sit down and eat a nourishing meal either from leftovers...